Commentary on Dion Phaneuf’s value to the Maple Leafs, P.K. Subban’s new contract, concussions, social media’s impact upon hockey news, and a primer for NHL goal celebrations.
ALL HABS: Avi Goldberg on how social media is changing how hockey news is reported, with insights from Darren Dreger, Elliotte Friedman, Michael Grange and Larry Brooks.
SB NATION: Travis Hughes points out Gabriel Landeskog’s recent injury proves the NHL needs to be more in protecting its players from concussions.
HOCKEY BUZZ: Eric Engels explains why this year’s Montreal Canadiens are a far cry from last season’s train wreck.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert isn’t among those showering Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin with plaudits for re-signing P.K. Subban to an inexpensive short-term deal.
FIVE MINUTES FOR FIGHTING: Dion Phaneuf is more valuable to the Toronto Maple Leafs than his critics would have you believe.
DOWN GOES BROWN: Nail Yakupov’s exuberant goal celebration inspired this primer on goal-scoring celebration etiquette.